Data set from Education, health and care plans

Caseload - Age groups

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The number of children and young people with an EHC plan as at January each year, broken down by age band.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Education, health and care plans
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of cases
  • Percentage of cases
  • Age group
  • EHCP or statement
Time period
2010 to 2024

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge 11 to 15EHCP20860936.41733
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge 11 to 15Statementzz
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge 11 to 15Total20860936.41733
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge 16 to 19EHCP11500220.07615
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge 16 to 19Statementzz

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge group - Filter by age group
ehcp_or_statementEHCP or statement
num_caseloadNumber of cases
pc_caseloadPercentage of cases


  1. From 2023, the data collection changed from aggregated figures at local authority level, to a person level collection. This has been a major change in approach and as such care should be taken with comparisons across this period. Further detail on the change is provided in the publication and supporting methodology.
  2. For 2024, the total figures include 3,473 EHC plans for Hackney, however details such as age, establishment type and characteristics are not available for the majority of these plans. These breakdowns will therefore not sum to the total number of plans for 2024. Percentages shown use the number of plans where the establishment, age or characteristic is known as the denominator. 
  3. This data item has been marginally impacted by reporting issues in some local authorities – please see the methodology for further information.

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